embark on an industrial action if the state government fails to fulfill its The Ondo State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has threatened to promise to review the hazard allowance of its members.
The NMA lamented that for a long time, the doctors practising in government-owned hospitals were paid only five thousand naira.
Speaking during an event of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) 2023 Physicians’ Week in Akure, the Chairman of the Ondo NMA, Dr Omosehin Adeyemi-Osowe, said despite promises, the state had refused to increase the hazard allowance.
Adeyemi –Osowe confirmed that the state had also experienced the ‘japa’ syndrome in the health sector, stressing that the development required the government to improve the welfare of the remaining health workers in the state. Adeyemi-Osowe said, “We have many challenges in Ondo NMA, one of them is that we lack personnel. Recently we heard in the news that over 1,000 health workers would be employed by the state government. We are still waiting for the recruitment to commence. Another challenge is our allowances, we have had a review recently, and before that review, the hazard allowance has been reviewed upwards, before the review of that hazard allowance, what we received as doctors was N 5,000